Ex-corrections officer, deputy charged with killing dog trained by prisoners
Now, their suspect is facing a felony for allegedly torturing and killing the dog he adopted, one that had undergone training by MDOC prisoners. Randy was renamed Habs after a veteran who died of suicide and was trained by inmates of the Saginaw Correctional Facility, Kanicki said. Though Habs came short of meeting the service dog standards, he completed obedience training, Kanicki said. When Habs’ training was finished, corrections officer Jacob S. Wilkinson adopted him, having been familiar with him through the training process, Kanicki said. Read more:Prison inmates training dogs to help adoption rates in Bay CountyDog trained by inmates at Saginaw prison finds new home with Mobile Medical Responsemlive.com
Reward grows to $3,500 for information about who doused a cat in gasoline in Saginaw County
SAGINAW, MI - An orange tabby cat who received severe skin injuries after he was doused in gasoline in Saginaw County is on the road to recovery. The Humane Society of Saginaw County was originally offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to charges being pressed against the person who harmed Milo. However, the reward amount has since grown to $3,500 thanks to donations that started coming in, according to Humane Society of Saginaw County President Liz Quarm. “Generous animal lovers have come forward to continually add to the initial $1000 reward that the Humane Society of Saginaw County was offering,” said Quarm. Donations for Milo can be made through the Humane Society of Saginaw County at https://humanesocietyofsaginawcounty.org/home.mlive.com
‘His fur was coming out in clumps;’ Michigan animal rescue saves gasoline-covered cat, offers reward for information
According to Quarm, the cat was an outdoor community cat who was being fed and provided shelter by a local family. Quarm said that the family became concerned and alerted the Humane Society when they realized that the cat showed up covered in fuel. He suffered burns and damage to his skin, leading to fur loss. The Humane Society of Saginaw County is actively looking for information related to who did this to the cat, who is named ‘Milo’. “Milo does not have a mean bone in his body.”The Humane Society of Saginaw County is currently accepting donations to cover Milo’s medical bills.mlive.com
Michigan family reunited with cat lost during devastating Midland floods
MIDLAND COUNTY, Mich. – It’s been eight months since the devastating floods in Midland County. “She did find us for a reason, I believe,” Ashley Flood said. “And so, we actually, we definitely played our part, I think.”On a cold snowy winter day, The Flood family heard a cat outside meowing for hours. “It seemed well fed and its coat was rather clean,” Ashley Flood said. They took the cat to the Humane Society of Midland County and found out the cat was micochipped.
Don Kleinsmith: It’s a dog’s life – and not bad
We are not experts in raising dogs, but I do believe our relationship with them has been beneficial in their long lives. Louise and I take Susie, our current 18½-year-old dog, for a long walk every day, without fail. I believe a key reason for Susie’s healthy, long life is something Louise does. Susie keeps her eyes on Louise as if she knows what she is saying. We believe it is the warm tone of voice and the words Susie does understand that keeps her listening.monroenews.com
Michigan Humane takes in evacuated animals impacted by Hurricane Laura
Michigan Humane staff and volunteers helped 34 dogs that were evacuated from shelters in Louisiana Friday afternoon. These dogs come from animal shelters across Louisiana and have come to Michigan to help create space in these shelters as they work to support animals displaced by Hurricane Laura. We’ve seen people from across the country come together with the goal of helping those affected,” said Michigan Humane president and CEO Matt Pepper. Updates regarding their status will be posted on the Michigan Humane Facebook page. Footage of the flight’s arrival and the dogs disembarking -- provided by Michigan Humane -- can be seen in the video player above.
Burkit named Humane Society director
Madonna Burkit, who is retired from DTE Energy, became the executive director of the Humane Society on Jan. 22. The Humane Society of Monroe County has a new director - and with that step, a renewed effort to move into a new shelter. Madonna Burkit, who is retired from DTE Energy, became the executive director of the Humane Society on Jan. 22, and is bringing her ideas and expertise working with the community and on special projects to the community nonprofit. The Humane Society of Monroe County founded in 1952. Burkit said many of them are surrenders from pet owners, although some are strays and others are "overflows" from other humane society chapters.monroenews.com
Help Me Hank: Blighted house rescue, Petland investigation, baby safety
Speaking of Halloween, there's a big debate in my house: How should my daughter dress? We received an email tip (feel free to drop me a line, too) about a blighted house. Let's just say a dog would've added more chaos, so Eunice went to dog day care that day. Yes, I support dog day care. We took a look at a concerning story involving the health of pets -- specifically pets for sale at Petland in Novi.
Shelter dogs in Dorian's path relocated inland
LANSING, Mich. - A Humane Society shelter in Michigan is doing its part in Hurricane relief by helping animals displaced by Dorian. 15 dogs from Florida were relocated in Lansing as part of a national effort to get the animals out of the path of the storm. Employees say these dogs are Florida shelter animals, so the dogs will be evaluated in Lansing and placed up for adoption. Obviously we help mostly animals in our community but sometimes the call comes in to do something more and we are happy to do it, said Julia Willson, the CEO and President of Capital Area Humane Shelter. Willson added that the dogs should be ready for adoption within the next week or so.
Demand for rescue dogs exceeds supply in some states
Demand for rescue dogs exceeds supply in some states According to the Humane Society, 1.2 million dogs were adopted in the U.S. last year. The popularity of shelter dogs and cats has led to a shortage of pets for adoption in some states, which is raising concerns about where some pets are coming from. Don Dahler reports.cbsnews.com